The weather is HOT and so is this week’s calendar of events with festivals galore! The heatwave is set to continue so keep this list of hot weather activities handy

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  • Hank Marvin Market (Sat 11 Feb) – weekly Saturday market with awesome playground at Alma Park.
  • Caulfield Family Day (Sat 11 Feb) – carnival-inspired arena just for kids, located trackside, with rides, jumping castles, stilt-walkers, face painting and more.
  • Como House Tours (Sat 11 Feb – Sun 12 Feb) – A Como house tour offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who lived there for nearly a century.
  • South Melbourne Night Market (Thu 16 Feb) – street food, copious stalls, eclectic entertainment and music every Thursday night until 23 Feb. Full review.
  • Melbourne Tennis Week (Fri 10 Feb – Sun 12 Feb) – free events and activities taking place in various Port Phillip and Stonnington tennis clubs.
  • Sandsculpting Frankston Waterfront (Fri 10 Feb – Tue 25 Apr) -Twenty sculptors carve out themed sculptures from the sand. 
  • Brickfactor Legoland Chadstone (Sat 11 Feb – Sun 12 Feb) – LEGO® builders compete for the title – and full time position – of Melbourne’s Master Model Builder.
  • Summer Sessions Rippon Lea (Sun 12 Feb) – Spend Sunday afternoons trying your hand at croquet, bocce or quoits, listening to live music or simply pulling up a rug on the shady lawn of Rippon Lea every Sunday until 12 March.
  • Summer Sundays by the Pool (Sun 12 Feb) – Join resident DJ Mike Gurrieri and special guests for a mixture of laidback soul, funk, jazz and world music grooves
  • St Kilda Festival (Sun 12 Feb) – Australia’s largest free music festival with dedicated Kidzone.
  • Clayton Street Festival (Sun 12 Feb) – food and market stalls, roving entertainment and displays by local traders and community groups.
  • St Kilda Twilight Market (Thu 16 Feb) – artworks, vintage wear, craft, hand designed fashion and jewellery, exotic clothes, produce, emerging designers and foods of the world.


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